Franz Beckenbauer escapes prosecution in 2006 FIFA World Cup corruption case

Franz Beckenbauer escapes prosecution in 2006 FIFA World Cup corruption case

FIFA’s inside judiciary mentioned it had decided that the statute of limitation had expired in 2012 for Beckenbauer and in 2015 for Zwanziger and Schmidt.

Franz Beckenbauer escapes prosecution in 2006 FIFA World Cup corruption case

File picture of German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer. Reuters

Geneva: Franz Beckenbauer and different former German soccer officers can’t be prosecuted over the 2006 World Cup vote-buying scandal as a result of the statute of limitations has expired, FIFA’s ethics committee mentioned on Thursday.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the impartial ethics committee has dominated that the conduct of Franz Beckenbauer, Theo Zwanziger and Horst R Schmidt in reference to the 2006 FIFA World Cup can’t be prosecuted because of the expiry of the relevant limitation interval,” it mentioned in an announcement.

FIFA’s inside judiciary mentioned it had decided that the statute of limitation had expired in 2012 for Beckenbauer and in 2015 for Zwanziger and Schmidt.

In March 2016, FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings in opposition to Beckenbauer and 5 different folks over their roles within the bidding course of for the 2006 finals, amid allegations of bribery.

Beckenbauer, who’s known as “the Kaiser” in Germany because the regal defender who steered his nation to World Cup triumphs as each a participant and a supervisor, chaired the 2006 World Cup organising committee.

Former German Soccer Affiliation (DFB) president Zwanziger and former normal secretary Schmidt have been additionally talked about in these proceedings.

On the time, the ethics committee pointed to “potential undue funds and contracts to achieve a bonus within the 2006 FIFA World Cup host choice”.

The investigation was prompted by a report in German publication Der Spiegel in 2015 that Germany had used a secret fund of 10 million Swiss francs (6.7 million euros on the time) to purchase votes and procure the rights to host the competitors on the expense of South Africa.

 

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